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« Reply #3520 on: May 17, 2011 10:54:02 PM »

TheSapphireMoon - oh my! I LOVE those rainbow bracelets!

calixita - wow! I also would love to know how long something like that takes... and how you can possibly have the patience with all of those little tiny beads?
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« Reply #3521 on: May 18, 2011 06:17:39 AM »

Hope it's ok to jump in here and post and run...got family things to get to today...
Hang in there Moms!! Mine have left the nest and I sometimes miss the company.  I don't miss the 20 questions an hour from my son when he was little...but you will have your time back...and more of it than you know what to do with!!!  Cheesy
Congrats on your new machines, DawnsTrees!  Very nice! 
I'm not much of a seamstress, but I like to play w/it and here is one of the original items on my list...a recon'd article of clothing.  I made an apron out of a dress...here's the link:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368127.msg4505015#msg4505015

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A2JC4life
« Reply #3522 on: May 18, 2011 06:38:09 AM »

Oh, wow; that bracelet!  Shocked

As far as crafting with little ones - I think that the "regular basis" phrase was the key part of your question.  We don't get anything done on a "regular basis"  (Well, speaking for myself, anyway.)  It happens in spurts most of the time because while I'm getting lots of crafting done, something else gives.  And then the crafting has to give for a while so something else can get done.
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« Reply #3523 on: May 18, 2011 06:50:04 AM »

Your bracelet is amazing, calixta! How long does a thing like that TAKE?!

Thanks, everyone.  I wish I could tell you how long that took but I rarely sit down and finish one project at one time.  I always have multiple things to work on here and there, in front of the TV, down time at work, etc....  So it's hard for me to figure out exactly how much time goes into each item.  I'd estimate that each link of the bracelet took between 20 to 30 mins. plus joining and finishing;  all together it probably took 7 hours or so.(?)  It does take patience dealing with such small beads, I guess but I enjoy it. Of course, I have absolutely no patience to learn to sew properly.   Smiley  To each her own, as they say.
I gave most of the students their presents last night when we went out for a celebratory drink and Nachos.  They were all very pleased and they all fit!  One of them announced that she was wearing hers at the graduation ceremony and another one cried!  (the cryer has been very emotional over this whole "college is over" experience!)  Cheesy
What is an altoids survival kit?  It's a small survival kit packed into an Altoid's tin like http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/survival/food/2006/08/make-survival-kit-out-altoids-tin-and-two-more-life-saving-diy-
One of my student workers likes to cross country bike tour but I discovered he already had a pretty good emergency kit and when you're on a bike you don't want additional things to carry!  So he got a Buddha necklace instead.

Good luck crafting to all you Moms out there.  I don't know how you do it when they're really young!!!!  I've never had any of my own tho' I do love kids.  But, boy, are they time-consuming!!!! Grin  My worst problem is when the cat tries to sit in my lap while I'm beading and spills the beads or thinks my crafting supplies are his cat toys!
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« Reply #3524 on: May 18, 2011 07:39:47 AM »

That Altoid kit looks great calixita, thanks for the link.  Smiley
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« Reply #3525 on: May 18, 2011 10:08:12 AM »

Another link to several "manly" Altoid tin projects.  I love the martini kit and the barbeque!
http://artofmanliness.com/2011/01/30/22-manly-ways-to-reuse-an-altoids-tin/
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« Reply #3526 on: May 18, 2011 10:50:39 AM »

Thanks for the link cal.  There are some great ideas there! 
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« Reply #3527 on: May 18, 2011 10:57:05 AM »

I am so behind!  I haven't even checked this site in forever!  i have two things off my list.  A clock for my room (I will post pictures later).  Also my fiance and I are expecting!!  That was totally on my list so it counts Smiley  So right now my art is trying to keep food down! 

Beautiful crafts people!!!
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« Reply #3528 on: May 18, 2011 10:59:00 AM »

The most AWESOME site I have seen in a while! 'The Art of Manliness' is one I am definetly going to be going back to peruse.
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A2JC4life
« Reply #3529 on: May 18, 2011 11:34:30 AM »

I love that site!  I hadn't seen the Altoid tin post before, though; thanks for that. Smiley  (They have a post somewhere about manly smells that's very interesting.)

aliasgracie, you actually had "have a baby"  on your 50 projects list?  That's awesome!

I need to go update my list.
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